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Organic Produce

The Dirty Dozen are the produce items you should always try to buy organic because they are heaviest in pesticides. The produce on the Clean Fifteen list, if you must, buy nonorganic because they are lowest in pesticides.

Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen
Peaches
Apples
Bell Peppers
Celery
Nectarines
Strawberries
Cherries
Kale
Lettuce
Grapes
Carrots
Pears
Onions
Avocados
Sweet Corn
Pineapples
Mangoes
Asparagus
Sweet Peas
Kiwi
Cabbage
Eggplant
Papayas
Watermelon
Broccoli
Tomatoes
Sweet Potatoes

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Book Overview: Green For Life

Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko (c) 2005 Raw Family Publishing

I recommend you check out this quick read for a couple of reasons:

  1. you will learn about plant life and the fruits they bear – the why’s and how’s of it, which is fascinating
  2. you will come to understand vegetables and greens classifications correctly
  3. you will discover the relationship between chimpanzee and human diets (and why we should start leaning more towards their way of eating and away from our processed foods)
  4. you will see the proof for yourself in her experiment results on people she asked to drink green smoothies every day for a certain time period – all of those people discovered health benefits and even went on to continue green drinks even after the trial period was over. Many of them lost weight and curbed major sugar and other bad cravings.

Here are some interesting points I gathered: Continue reading

The PH Miracle

The PH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health by Dr. Robert and Shelley Young, (c)  2008 by Wellness Central.

The basics of pH:

  • The blood pH is the most important measurement for your health; the blood has to be maintained within a strict pH range, which is mildly basic* or alkaline
  • The body will go to great lengths to maintain that pH level, even including messing up other systems of the body to do so
  • Overacidity is at the root of all sickness and disease and it is what is keeping you fat. It “sets the stage for chaos, opening the door to sickness and disease.”
  • Your body is vulnerable to germs ONLY when there is overacidity. In an alkaline environment, germs can’t even grab hold! That’s why if you start getting sick, start eating veggies and fruits and get rid of your crap food (and drinks). Continue reading